From NEW YORK TIMES Just In!
March 24, 2010
Texas: Condemned Man Gets a Stay
By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
Less than an hour before Hank Skinner was to be put to death for the murder of his girlfriend and her two sons, the United States Supreme Court blocked his execution on Wednesday, giving him another chance to gain access to DNA evidence. Prosecutors and the state courts have repeatedly refused to let him test blood, fingernail scrapings and hair found at the scene of the killings against his genetic markers. The justices ordered the execution postponed until they decide whether to review the case.